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Cimzia
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭

Has anyone used Cimzia and Simponi Aria as a combo? I use methotrexate and it's not working.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

@A MySpondylitisTeam Member
That's exactly what the rheumy said. No two are prescribed together.

Have tried a few humira first and it did nothing. Then Enbrel - did nothing. Now Simponi Aria… read more

Cimzia
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭

I am losing weight and I am not trying. I have gone from 156 in Feb 2023 to 138 yesterday. Does Cimzia make a person lose weight. I am on Cimzia for my Crohn's Disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

You’re welcome. Gives you some things to ask doc about. Wouldn’t want sickness or harm to come to you.

Has Anyone Experienced A Wearing Off Effect Following Success With Medications?
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was diagnosed with 'non radiographic' AS (although it's questionable about the NR b/c my doctor saw inflammation on the MRI, brought it to the attention of the radiologist who then agreed) and started with taking Piroxicam at night. Initially and for the first time in my life I woke up in the morning without pain. I then was prescribed Cimzea (the medication for NR AS). It's been close to a year and recently, I started having the same pain in the morning where it's difficult to straighten up… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I was wondering the same. My pain level is increasing Could it be the meds? I have been taking Gabapentin for 2+ years. Hmmm

Is Anyone Using Cimzia For This?
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭

I’m newly diagnosed. They have me on lovely steroids and Cimzia shots. Is anyone using Cimzia, any side effects, long term effects or relief?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Your Dr. is correct about the 3 months. I did not have any side effects when I was on this medication. My body eventually built up a tolerance and I had to be switched to another medication.

Does Anyone Have Experience Going From Cimzia To Xeljanz?
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

No

Has Anyone Been On Cimvia Injections Monthly? Has It Helped?
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Thank you Lauren. I have definitely hit a.plateau. I am in.a.lot of pain. Have you tried to exercise and only be in.more pain? I only ask because with all I've read, exercise helps. It's not… read more

Started Cimzia
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭

After started Cimzia, I got Covid 7 days later . It felt like my body had no fight in me, to fight the virus. My fear is that I'll get every cold/sickness that comes around. Most people don't know their sick until it's too late. My husband thinks being on Cimzia will be like living in a bubble. When I get sick, it always kicks my butt. I only had one dose of Cimzia, do you all think I should give it a better chance??

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

I would be starting this soon. I have read to take any precautions you can with any biologic. If around a lot of people, I will be wearing a mask. Frequent hand washing, etc. I know it won't be 100%… read more

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Anyone Have Pain During And After Cimzia Injection?
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭

This is my second dose of Cimzia after switching from Enbrel. Enbrel burned but not like Cimzia. It hurts so bad. I let it warm up for about an hour and nurse (aka my mom who is BSN)administrators injection slowly. It still burns and stings for 15 min after injection. Is this normal?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member

We all have a personal pain level. I used Cimzia for years and although it stung and hurt, I wasn't bothered by it very much.

Neither Medicare Nor My Prescription Plan Cover Humira. How On Earth Can You Afford This Drug When It Is Not Covered By Insurance?
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Thanks Mark. I have a meeting with my doctor next month to discuss options. He had mistakenly suggested Humira not realizing I was on Medicare. There are indeed several affordable options for… read more

Hi! Is Anyone On Cimzia? What Has Your Experience Been? Thanks!
A MySpondylitisTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MySpondylitisTeam Member

Thank you for your input. I was on Methotrexate originally and it worked very well for a while. My doctor originally wanted me to take cimzia in combination with Methotrexate. I've only been on it a… read more